2021 MAP Demo Day
MAP’s annual Demo Day is a platform for our outstanding MAP Accelerator graduates to share their progress, their milestones and celebrate their incredible achievements. We’re excited to be delivering this huge event as a virtual experience this year – it doesn’t matter where in the world you are, you can be part of this incredibly special night for our 2021 MAP cohort.
From an online marketplace connecting coffee producers directly with wholesalers to designing adjustable eyewear for children with vision impairment, these 10 startups have been working tirelessly over the past 5 months to bring their visions to life and will take the stage to share their stories of success.
MAP is the University of Melbourne’s highly sought-after accelerator program. Every year we invest in 10 of Australia’s most outstanding startups, equipping them with $20,000 equity-free funding, inner-city office space and access to Australia’s best business minds to help them accelerate their growth.
The successful teams have embarked on a 5-month intensive journey, centred around bespoke masterclasses, mentoring sessions and unrestricted access to our world-class professional networks. Much like last year, we have a stellar group of founders who have once again braved multiple lockdowns and demonstrated the true meaning of resilience.
As well as hearing from some of the most promising startups in the country, you’ll also have the chance to connect with our network of investors, mentors, founders, and corporate partners in a virtual, interactive expo setting.
• When: Wednesday 17 November 2021 at 5.30pm
• Where: Virtual event, link to follow via email
We’ve partnered with New Mac Video Agency to showcase our MAP21 talent, with filming taking place in the beautiful XO Studios in Melbourne’s Brunswick East. We’ll be joined by special guest speakers from across the University of Melbourne as well as MAP alumni, mentors and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence.
Why should I attend?
You will be inspired by the MAP21 cohort and can meet the founders after their pitches. You will learn how they have persevered through the challenges presented by COVID-19 to solve problems associated with education, healthcare and carers, machining, delivery services, the coffee industry and termite detection.
This year’s virtual Demo Day provides an immersive experience to expand your network. We will welcome a national audience of prominent investors, startup founders, corporate partners, venture capitalists, mentors, and of course, the entrepreneurial community. On the night you will define your own experience, with multiple opportunities to network, engage and connect across a series of virtual startup expo booths.
The 2021 MAP Demo Day will feature:
🚀 Founder pitches showcasing the success of our 10 startups
🎪 An interactive virtual expo featuring product demos
👨🎤 The chance to meet the founders and find out what makes them tick
What is the event schedule?
➡️ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: MAP21 Demo Day
Tune in to watch the main event broadcast on the MAP YouTube page
➡️ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Meet the founders and MAP community
Join the MAP21 founders in their interactive expo booths and join their conversation. Reach out to some new connections and network with our MAP community
We look forward to seeing you there.
– The Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre Team